OCILLA - Lincoln County jumped out to a 14-point lead just four minutes into the game before Irwin County's strong running game and tenacious defense won the second-round playoff game 51-27.
LINCOLNTON - Tevin Gartrell rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns on only 14 carries to lead the Red Devils to a 36-0 shutout of Mt. Zion of Carroll County in the first round of the Class A Public football playoffs.
As a result of the GHSA's reclassification process, Lincoln County is expected to remain in Region 8-A Public for the next two school years.
LINCOLNTON - Lincoln County whipped the Commerce Tigers 35-6 here last Friday to finish the regular season tied with Washington-Wilkes atop the Region 8-A Public standings.
|Bryan County||W 22-0||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Elbert County||L 16-28||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Towns County||W 43-12||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Social Circle||W 28-27||away||['FFN']|
|Greene County||W 35-0||away||['FFN']|
|Mt. Zion (Carroll County)||W 36-0||BBF-LCS||['FFN']|
|Irwin County||L 27-51||away||['FFN']|
I don't know him!
On a rainy night in Lexington, the Devils were struggling against the Oglethorpe County Patriots. More of the officials' calls seem to be going against the Devils, and the Devil bench was getting a bit testy. A visitor on the Devil sideline told the officials to just let the kids play. The flag came flying, and cost the Devils 15 yards. Coach Larry Campbell explained to the official that he didn't know the gentleman that made the comment, and therefore his team shouldn't be penalized. They didn't buy it. The person making the comment to the officials was a former Red Devil assistant but went on to be an official for a few years.
The Red Devils have played in 22 state title games since 1960.